Hymne à l'Amour - Édith Piaf

Timeless French singer Edith Piaf had known more than her fair share of pain in life, but nothing had prepared her for the loss of her one true love, French boxer Marcel Cerdan, in a plane crash in 1949. Out of this unbearable tragedy, Piaf wrote (with composer Marguerite Monnot) the most heartwrenching ode to great love, her eternal Hymne à l'Amour, which still features today among the most beautiful love songs ever sung. 
So take out your tissues and sing along to l'Hymne à l'Amour with our bilingual article below!

After listening to the song, scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader, where you can click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

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